India: Today’s news in pictures

India news in pictures -- a roundup of today’s news across the country, from six killed and forty-three injured after a bus fell into a gorge in Jharkhand’s Garhwa to a record 2 lakh Indian pilgrims set to perform Haj this year with more than 48% of them being women.

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At least six people were killed and forty-three injured after a bus fell into a gorge of Annaraj Valley in Jharkhand’s Garhwa district during early hours on Tuesday. Officials told ANI that dead bodies of six passengers have been retrieved from the gorge while some are still stuck inside the bus. The sleeper bus departed from Chhattisgarh and was travelling towards Garhwa. (PTI)

At least six people were killed and forty-three injured after a bus fell into a gorge of Annaraj Valley in Jharkhand’s Garhwa district during early hours on Tuesday. Officials told ANI that dead bodies of six passengers have been retrieved from the gorge while some are still stuck inside the bus. The sleeper bus departed from Chhattisgarh and was travelling towards Garhwa. (PTI)

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In a video that has gone viral on social media, police in Badaun were seen making people hold up their hands at gun point while they checked vehicles. SSP of Badaun Ashok Kumar Tripathi said, “The way people were checked is not a norm. It was done by the our personnel as a drill so that they could respond efficiently if a person they are checking turns out be criminal.” (ANI)

In a video that has gone viral on social media, police in Badaun were seen making people hold up their hands at gun point while they checked vehicles. SSP of Badaun Ashok Kumar Tripathi said, “The way people were checked is not a norm. It was done by the our personnel as a drill so that they could respond efficiently if a person they are checking turns out be criminal.” (ANI)

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At least 54,000 mangroves spread across 13.36 hectares (ha) in Maharashtra will be razed for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, the state government confirmed on Monday. In a written reply to a question by Shiv Sena legislator Manisha Kayande, transport minister Diwakar Raote told the legislative Council that the government will plant five times the trees that will be cut for the project. (Mitesh Bhuvad / PTI)

At least 54,000 mangroves spread across 13.36 hectares (ha) in Maharashtra will be razed for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, the state government confirmed on Monday. In a written reply to a question by Shiv Sena legislator Manisha Kayande, transport minister Diwakar Raote told the legislative Council that the government will plant five times the trees that will be cut for the project. (Mitesh Bhuvad / PTI)

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A record 2 lakh Indian pilgrims will perform Haj this year with more than 48% of them being women, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Tuesday. In a first, all applicants from several states, including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh, will perform Haj as “their waiting lists have been cleared due to increase in Haj quota”, the minister said. (ANI)

A record 2 lakh Indian pilgrims will perform Haj this year with more than 48% of them being women, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Tuesday. In a first, all applicants from several states, including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh, will perform Haj as “their waiting lists have been cleared due to increase in Haj quota”, the minister said. (ANI)

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Terrorism, Afghanistan, the Indo-Pacific, Iran, trade issues, and growing bilateral defence ties will be the focus of discussions between the Indian government and visiting US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Wednesday, with India in favour of de-escalation of the Persian Gulf crisis through dialogue, according to officials aware of the developments who asked not to be named. (Jacquelyn Martin / Pool via REUTERS)

Terrorism, Afghanistan, the Indo-Pacific, Iran, trade issues, and growing bilateral defence ties will be the focus of discussions between the Indian government and visiting US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Wednesday, with India in favour of de-escalation of the Persian Gulf crisis through dialogue, according to officials aware of the developments who asked not to be named. (Jacquelyn Martin / Pool via REUTERS)

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to interfere with the Election Commission’s separate notification for bypolls on two Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat, ruling that the courts could not intervene once the poll panel issues the order. The Congress alleged that the poll body--by notifying separate elections --had adopted a new method of conducting elections and was acting under pressure. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to interfere with the Election Commission’s separate notification for bypolls on two Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat, ruling that the courts could not intervene once the poll panel issues the order. The Congress alleged that the poll body--by notifying separate elections --had adopted a new method of conducting elections and was acting under pressure. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

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Fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi’s citizenship will be cancelled and he will be sent back to India after he exhausts all legal options in the Caribbean islands, Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne has said, according to Antigua’s The Daily Observer newspaper. The Caribbean state of Antigua and Barbuda had granted Choksi citizenship in November 2017 under its controversial Citizenship Investment Program. (Priyanka Parshar / Mint Archive)

Fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi’s citizenship will be cancelled and he will be sent back to India after he exhausts all legal options in the Caribbean islands, Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne has said, according to Antigua’s The Daily Observer newspaper. The Caribbean state of Antigua and Barbuda had granted Choksi citizenship in November 2017 under its controversial Citizenship Investment Program. (Priyanka Parshar / Mint Archive)

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